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  October 31, 2018
Buying a home can be stressful. But having a list of things to consider can help to reduce the hassle. Read our list of top tips from our Head of Residential Conveyancing, Karen James.
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  October 1, 2018
According to research from broker L&C Mortgages, almost a third of first-time buyers (31%) are unsure whether the recent stamp duty changes will benefit them, leaving them underestimating what they can afford. So, what do the changes mean, and how do they affect first-time buyers?
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  September 18, 2018
The rules defining a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are changing. ACT NOW! At present the following criteria must be met for the property to be classed as an HMO: Comprise 3 or more storeys; Are occupied by 5 or more people living in two or more single households; and The occupiers share basic amenities such as bathing and/or cooking facilities. That will change on 1 October 2018. If you have a license already, you still need to pay attention to these rules as they may affect you.
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  September 13, 2018
You may be aware that the Government has recently published four new guides aimed at helping both private rental landlords and their tenants. The guides – part of a new ‘How To’ series, have been put in place to provide more information on the Government’s official advice for the private rented sector in England. The guides were released at the end of June by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, and are available for free from the Government’s website.
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  August 2, 2017
Ramsdens are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for four prestigious legal awards. We are up for Law Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017.
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  August 1, 2017
Landlords granting short lets to occupiers so they can claim fresh relief from business rates once the properties become empty should note that the availability of relief can depend on who the occupier is – particularly where the occupier is a charity.
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  July 21, 2017
While it may not be possible for someone to physically steal your house, unfortunately property fraud is a real threat.
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  July 10, 2017
One of our recent property cases reiterated the need for property information (title deeds, searches) to be obtained, checked and queries raised.
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